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“Pay for the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sails Restaurant

Sails Restaurant
Westhaven Drive - Westhaven Marina, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-378-9890
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Ranked #140 of 1,281 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sails Restaurant has an amazing location. Set in the middle of Westhaven Marina, beside the Harbour Bridge, with breathtaking views of the harbour. There are few views in the world that capture the essence of the city than the one from Sails Restaurant. A couple of minutes from the centre of Auckland, yet in a world of its own, with unlimited free parking at the door, Sails Restaurant is not just about its location. Over the last three decades the restaurant has forged its reputation as one of New Zealand’s top restaurants through an uncompromising belief in using only the freshest ingredients, the most talented chefs, and professional waiting staff. The menu at Sails is seafood focused, but also includes New Zealand’s finest beef and lamb. The full menu and all the details can be found on our website.
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Pay for the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I have been here with friends many times, for a business lunch it is wonderful.
The staff are very well trained, i read 2 reviews that rated service poor but I have never had poor service here....yes prices are high but it is such a special place, the setting, Food and service is excellent.
Try fresh Oysters, great seafood but also nice beef dishes also.
When meals are served you will see such wonderful presentation.
Parking is good, and free.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food and surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the real joys of Sails Restaurant is that you can enjoy a conversation in great surroundings and hear what your friends are saying, thanks to the layout and carpeted floor. The food, wine and service are also great, Sails is a treat

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great business dinner location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Wine selection was excellent and wait staff very knowledgeable which was great because I have no idea about wines. Seafood selection was excellent and well presented. If you want a good seafood dinning experience then this place is great even had a nice selection for the non seafood eaters.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Are they for real?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner with family and out of town visitor. Food was as expected for type of restaurant. Nothing that wowed. Despite this, things were going along smoothly and we were enjoying ourselves.

When the bill was ask for, it came rather instantly, compared to the food. Card was presented with final bill amount written with tip. Then the embarrassing thing occurred, manager came to table to inform us that staff have forgotten to add 2 glasses of lemonade, total 8 dollars. Our bill was many hundreds of dollars and they want to add 8 dollars! It was their fault. If it was me I would have written it off as a learning lesson for staff. So uncool for a top restaurant. Funny thing though, we took that off the tip. It was no more no less, should have been let go off. Hope they read this.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Mixed bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Food was well presented and the service was good,but why would you serve someone there main meal less than 2 minutes after taking away our entrees?This was poor to say the least.

Visited June 2013
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